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Thread: Taking apps out of appstore ?
07-11-2008, 01:02 PM #21
you paid 3, some of us paid 4 or 5 or 6 for our device, on top of our monthly service. we deserve free stuff, you don't.1.1.1>1.1.2>1.1.4>2.0>2.1>2.2>3.1>3.1.2 blackra1n'd
waitin on my white iphone 4
07-11-2008, 02:20 PM #22
07-11-2008, 03:45 PM #23
wait so if I upgrade to 2.0 from my 1.1.4 will all my apps and layout etc be different? all I tried to install were the free apps last night but it was stuck on syncing iPhone, and I'm still on 1.1.4 is that why?
07-11-2008, 03:46 PM #24
07-11-2008, 04:18 PM #25
If you think Apple has to charge for Touch updates, explain all the new features in Apple TV for free? TiVo for free? Digital Cameras for free?
Sorry, that doesn't explain anything. Apple wants to charge for the updates, period.
For example, they could have banked the Touch firmware costs for early adopters against the Software Store revenue they are gaining...Starlight Computer Wizardry
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07-11-2008, 07:45 PM #26
imho none of us (normal users, not developers) should get the 2.0 firmware until EVERYTHING that 1.1.4 had, is ported to the new firmware. For instance i will never, ever install 2.0 if there's no smbprefs, customise etc (software that changes actual system icons) and to be able to change every icon the way i want it. its 1.1.1 going to 1.1.3-4 all over again. think about it.
and let me just say this. how long til the appstore or appstore applications hit the installer? yeah it will be warez, hoax. whatever u may call it. but mmi, or any other site including apple cannot control warez. therefore "warez repos" "appstore crack pages" will exist and so on. (they already exist if u google a bit).
and for the record. installer made apple rich. installer made us happy. not apple. not the iphone. dont break it if it works.Thanks is an acknowledgment
07-14-2008, 05:01 AM #27
It's a bad business practice and its silly to defend apple on this one. It's one thing to "think different" but not "thinking of ways we can suck more money out of our customers pockets". Apple is the ONLY company that does this.
The new Wii and PSP firmwares both came out recently and neither one requires some monthly fee and both added many new features -- but Sony and Nintendo know what a slippery slope it is to charge people for firmware updates . And do you think the 2.0 Firmware doesn't also address bugs that were in the 1.1.4 Firmware? Apple isn't just charging for features when they charge for this firmware, they are charging for bug fixes -- frankly, I'm not even sure that should be legal.
07-14-2008, 10:53 AM #28
By the way, if you want to read more about the why google or wikipedia the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Basically, iPhone and Apple TV updates are free since revenue from those products is realized as a subscription over a period of time, but iPod touch updates can't be free since Apple just records that revenue directly.
07-14-2008, 11:25 AM #29
07-14-2008, 12:12 PM #30
Engadget did an article about this a while back and touched on the flaws of the argument. I wish Apple themselves would come up with a "why" answer.
07-14-2008, 01:08 PM #31
07-14-2008, 02:42 PM #32
Last edited by Rosbaughcr; 07-14-2008 at 02:48 PM.
07-15-2008, 02:15 AM #33
08-06-2008, 10:47 PM #34
apple didn't force you to buy the iPod. I bought an iPhone refurb for 250. Cheaper than you paid for all tour touches. You should have done the same when they were available. So stop complaining. If you want the 2.0 update for free, google it.
I didn't sign up for a contract btw. ( If someone could add this on my first post that'd be great)
Last edited by keatonreckard; 08-06-2008 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost